Monday, April 13, 2015

Reaching Hands Adoption Matching Grant

Dear Friends and Family,

Since beginning our adoption last fall, we have loved watching God work throughout this process.  Just a few weeks ago, we watched God answer prayer after prayer to confirm to us that we had found our son.  We are now waiting to bring home a little boy who will turn one this summer!  We are hoping and praying to be able to travel to China to bring him HOME by the end of summer.  

We have also seen God work through the finances needed for the adoption.  We have had so many friends and family bless us with donations.  We are thankful to God for a successful IPad Mini Raffle.  And, most recently, God has answered our prayer to receive a matching grant of $2,500 funded by Warren Baptist Church’s Reaching Hands Adoption Ministry.  This ministry of our church has partnered with Lifesong for Orphans.  For every dollar donated to our adoption through our account at Lifesong, this ministry will match it up to $2,500.  Our goal is to receive $2,500 in donations by June 10, 2015, but funds will be accepted towards our adoption until our son is home and the adoption is complete.  Will you please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us meet our matching grant goal?  

If you wish to donate, please make checks payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”.  In the memo, please note “White Family – Acct# 5133 to assure that it goes to the correct account.  Checks can be mailed to Lifesong for Orphans, P.O. Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744. 100% of donations made by check will go directly to the adoption.  To pay online, go to   Select “Give to an Adoptive Family.”  Complete the online form and fill in the “Family Account Number” (5133) and “Family Name” (White Family) fields.  Your donation will be decreased by the amount of the administrative fee charged by PayPal (2.9% + $0.30 per transaction).

In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to the named non-profit organization.  This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.  Individual donations of $50 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt.  Receipts for donations under $50 will gladly be sent upon request.  Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization.

We know that everyone will not able to give, but please know that your prayers are also very important to us.  Please join us in praying that we will travel to China to bring our son home as soon as possible.  Also, please pray for our son in China and for the caregivers who tend to him on a daily basis.  We also ask that you will pray that God will provide all of the remaining funds we need. 

Thank you for helping us to bring our son home!  We look forward to telling him about how so many people cared so much for him and helped to bring him home.

With Love and Thanksgiving,

The White Family
Jeremy, Kasey, Connor, and Kyle

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